gingerbread hemp bites

Gingerbread Hemp Bites

gingerbread hemp bites

This month’s recipe redux is all about seeds.  I’ve written before about my love for chia seeds, so this week it’s my second love getting the attention….hemp seeds. I truly love these little guys.  They’re a great source of protein (they contain all nine essential amino acids) and have an ideal essential fatty acid profile (think omega 3 and 6). They’re also loaded with fiber and other vital nutrients.  Because of their high fatty acid content, hemp will go rancid if stored at room temperature or heated above 100 degrees. So don’t cook your hemp seeds, and store them in the refrigerator.

What’s my favorite way to eat them?  I add them to my Cereal Swag, smoothies, and chia seed pudding. I toss them into salads and stir them into yogurt. I also make a mean no-bake ball using hemp seeds  — and that’s what I’m sharing with you today.  I usually opt for chocolate when making no-bake balls (like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bars and Chocolate Quinoa Snack Balls) but I’ve been looking for a reason to experiment with a gingerbread version.  These gingerbread hemp bites came out spicy and sweet with a nice ginger finish!

Gingerbread hemp balls

I like to coat my no-bake bites in a bowl — definitely the easiest method!

No bake Hemp balls

{No Bake} Gingerbread Hemp Bites


  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup raw oats ( I use McCain's Quick Cooking Oats)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or extract)
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder (or a knob of fresh ginger if you have it!)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until dough like (it will be a big blob of dough). Scrape down sides of processor and pulse a few more times. Transfer dough onto wax paper and roll out balls with your hand. Dough is sticky! Place hemp seeds in a small bowl and roll balls into seeds. Store in the fridge!

30 replies
  1. graincrazy
    graincrazy says:

    These look yummy. I have never thought of adding ginger. What a great idea. I love ginger. It looks like a great recipe I need to try. 🙂 Thank You!

  2. Danielle Omar
    Danielle Omar says:

    I love gingerbread, too! One of my favorites. Might add more molasses to these next time!

  3. Deanna Segrave-Daly
    Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    Pinning!! It’s been awhile since I’ve made raw bites and love this flavor combo you’ve got going on! Plus I’ve never tried hemp seeds before so now is my excuse (and gorgeous photos in the that natural light!)

  4. Serena
    Serena says:

    Yum! Gingerbread is always thouht of in winter…but I think ginger is so refreshing in summer! Yum…gotta try hemp too!

  5. Ella
    Ella says:

    I just made these and finished one as I started to type this- they’re delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe, I had a huge bag of Hemp Hearts in the cabinet that I didn’t know what to do with… these are perfect! 🙂

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  1. […] Hemp seeds are another seed rich in fiber, protein, and ALA Omega-3s. They’ve got a more mild, almost grassy taste and buttery texture that I love in smoothies or just sprinkled on top of yogurt! I also love that they’re a complete source of vegan protein; they contain all 9 essential amino acids. That, along with their Omega-3 content, makes hemp protein powder one of my favorite plant-based protein powder options for blending into smoothies. My other favorite way to use hemp seeds? These Gingerbread Hemp Bites! […]

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